February 9, 2007
Camels Used to Diagnose and Treat Prostate Cancer
Filed under: Prostate Cancer Treatment
Researchers at the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL) in Dubai are using camels to generate antibodies that will help to diagnose and treat prostate cancer.
For the diagnosis of prostate cancer, the camel antibodies would be mixed with a blood sample of the patient. If there is a reaction or agglutination after mixing, it suggests the patient does have cancer, since the antibodies from the camel would be attaching themselves to tumour cells in that patient’s blood.
The promising treatment may one day be used to diagnose and treat other illnesses as well.